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RCW 9.94A.74505

Review of obligations under compact—Report to legislature.

(1) The department shall identify the states from which it receives adult offenders who need supervision and examine the feasibility and cost of establishing memoranda of understanding with the states that send the highest number of offenders for supervision to Washington state with the goal of achieving more balanced and equitable obligations under the interstate compact for adult offender supervision.
(2) At the next meeting of the interstate compact commission, Washington's representatives on the commission shall seek a resolution by the commission regarding:
(a) Any inequitable distribution of costs, benefits, and obligations affecting Washington under the interstate compact; and
(b) The scope of the mandatory acceptance policy and the authority of the receiving state to determine when it is no longer able to supervise an offender.
(3) The department shall examine the feasibility and cost of withdrawal from the interstate compact for adult offender supervision.
(4) The department shall report to the legislature no later than December 1, 2010, regarding:
(a) The development of memoranda of understanding with states that send the highest numbers of offenders to Washington state for supervision;
(b) The outcome of the resolution process with the interstate commission; and
(c) The feasibility and cost of withdrawal from the interstate compact for adult offender supervision.
NOTES:
Purpose2010 c 258 § 4: "The legislature has determined that it is necessary to examine patterns related to the exchange of out-of-state offenders needing supervision. The examination must assess the past action and behavior of other states that send offenders to the state of Washington for supervision to assure that the interstate compact for adult offender supervision operates to protect the safety of the people and communities of Washington and other individual states." [ 2010 c 258 § 3.]
Effective date2010 c 258 §§ 3 and 4: "Sections 3 and 4 of this act are necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety, or support of the state government and its existing public institutions, and take effect June 1, 2010." [ 2010 c 258 § 5.]
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